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Busting the Rockstar Myth


I LOVE sharing awesome bloggers with you and today’s guest post is SO on target for what we’ve ben talking about here. My very favorite parts of Pace’s posts are the drawings she makes. They make me happy. 🙂

This is a guest post by Pace Smith of the Connection Revolution.

Think of someone you consider a rockstar. It could be an actual rock star, a famous author, a pro soccer player, a successful blogger, a spiritual leader — whatever. Pick an actual person, then read on.

The Rockstar Myth is that they are in a different league than you.

The Rockstar Myth is that there is a vast, gaping chasm between you and the rockstar.

Do you think any of these things about the rockstar you chose?

“The rockstar has some advantage that I don’t have.”

“The rockstar is luckier than me.”

“The rockstar didn’t have as many responsibilities as me.”

“The rockstar can do it because he or she is self-confident and motivated.”

“The rockstar was born to be a rockstar, and I’m wasn’t.”

Well, I’ve got news for you. That’s BULLSHIT.

A rockstar is just a normal person who’s had a lot of practice at becoming a rockstar.

There’s no gaping chasm separating you. It’s just a long, uphill slope.

It’s not an easy journey, but you can take it one step at a time. You don’t need to leap across any chasms. You don’t even need to run. You can go at your own pace. You can take lots of little baby steps toward rockstardom.

What’s one baby step you could take today?

Pace Smith is the co-leader of the Connection Revolution, where she teaches people how to change the world through connection. Pace and her partner Kyeli are proud to announce their latest creation: 52 Weeks to Awesome, an e-course consisting of 52 baby steps toward rockstardom.

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